Radio & Television

Sarcasm is okay, says CBSC

OTTAWA – A radio broadcast of a satirical critique of men’s attitudes towards women did not breach any broadcast codes regarding stereotyping, says the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC).The CBSC investigated an editorial broadcast on CKMF-FM (√Čnergie 94.3, Montreal) that aired on November 26, 2016 at around 8:00 AM.  The segment was a monologue by Quebec personality and commentator Rosalie Bonenfant where she sarcastically “thanked” men for certain attitudes and behaviours, such as   We’re happy to feel like we’ve successfully fulfilled our primary function, which is to please you.”A listener complained that the monologue generalized about all men, suggesting that they...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.